An Oakdale woman missing nearly three weeks has still not been found, but authorities are calling off the ground search around the area she was last scene, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported today.
Jelinek, 27, of Oakdale, has been missing since Dec. 7. She was reported missing on Dec. 9 after no one had seen or heard from her.
The Chisago County Sherriff's Office conducted a search of the home of Jelinek's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Aaron Schnagl, who has been named a person of interest in the case. Schnagl was arrested on Dec. 9 for possessing more than 12 pounds of marijuana, which deputies found at the residence after retrieving a search warrant.
During the search at the residence, deputies found blood-stained paper towels, paper towels that had been soaked in bleach and blood stains in Schnagl's vehicle, according to a report by the Star Tribune.
An analysis by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found bloodstains in Schnagl's master bedroom, on a stairway and on a couch
Authorities have noted that Schnagl has been uncooperative in the investigation.
The documents also state that Schnagl allegedly assaulted Jelinek on three different occassions in the past where Jelinek was choked, received two black eyes and was pushed out of a moving vehicle, according to the Star Tribune's report.
Hundreds of volunteers have been searching of Jelinek in the Chisago City area with no results.
A candle light vigil was held for Jelinek at Five Oaks Church in Woodbury.
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